NetDesign Releases Tamanrasset Airport for MSFS

January 18, 2023

NetDesign has recently released their rendition of Aguenar - Hadj Bey Akhamok Airport (DAAT) for Microsoft Flight Simulator, serving the city of Tamanrasset in Algeria with an average of 70.000 passengers a year. 

It’s a small airport with one terminal building serving international and domestic flights, primarily used by tourists visiting the nearby Ahaggar National Park and Tassili n’Ajjer National Park, which are popular destinations for their natural beauty and cultural significance. It’s also a hub for military and cargo operations.

The scenery was created with the help of reference photos and satellite imagery, featuring the passenger terminal, tower building, and an Algerian military base with its buildings. Roads around the airport area underwent improvements to provide a realistic backdrop for pilots flying in and out, along with fencing around the airport perimeter. It also features static military aircraft, points of interest, and a nearby solar plant. The complete feature list follows down below:

- 4K PBR textures in multiple layers

- Parallax windows based on real interior photos

- Many details gleaned from tourist photographs

- Reconstruction of the adjacent military base created using satellite imagery

- Accurate Algerian Air Force Su-30MKA and Mi-8's on the tarmac featuring markings from real aircraft

- SKTM solar power plant, which can cause glare for planes on runway 8 approach during sunset

- POI: Tin Hinan Tomb POI not far to the west for sightseeing

- ILS 8 (109.7) and ILS 20 (108.5) are functional

- Runway 20 was tilted slightly to mitigate the misaligned default ILS 20 in order to preserve all navaids that came with the default airport

- Redone aprons and markings matching recent satellite images

- Redone taxiway system and airport/street night lighting

It’s available on SimMarket for roughly $13.00, requiring at least 513 MB of free disk space to install.

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